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2019 #BethelGives Campaign

by Bethel Community Services Foundation The #BethelGives committee and Bethel Community Services Foundation are excited to announce that the fourth #BethelGives campaign raised more than $45,500. The campaign, which ended in December 2019, included several […]

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BRHS hosts Christmas Concert

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Regional High School choir and band students put on a concert for the community featuring a program full of wintry Christmas pieces and other songs under the direction of band […]

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Youth Pool Challenge

Help meet the Angstman Law Office Challenge at the Pool! Angstman Law Office challenges you to bring your youth under the age of 12 to Free Saturday on December 28th between 12-8pm. If at least […]

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Ground Truthing

by Bethel Search & Rescue November 22, 2019: BSAR River Update Summary: Due to weather, BSAR has not been able to complete aerial surveys of the Kuskokwim River above Tuluksak. But seeing that there is […]

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2019 #BethelGives Campaign

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Bethel Community Services Foundation announces the beginning of the 2019 #BethelGives Campaign, sponsored by Bethel Community Services Foundation and eleven local nonprofit organizations. The aim of #BethelGives is to offer […]

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Bethel Winter House to open November 16

The Bethel Winter House or Uksumi Uqisvik will be opening on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, which is two weeks earlier than scheduled. The shelter will be open until March 31st, 2020. The Bethel Winter House […]

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Outstanding Arrest Warrant

The Alaska State Troopers are trying to locate Alexie Michael, 65 years old, of Napakiak for an outstanding arrest warrant of $50,000.00 in the court case 4BE-19-01085CR. Alexie has been indicated on seven counts of […]

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VFW hosts dignitaries for fundraiser event

by Delta Discovery Staff The Bethel VFW Post 10041 hosted some dignitaries last week, and they had a lot of nice things to say about Bethel. National VFW Commander-in-Chief William J. “Doc” Schmitz, National President […]

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Bethel city council elects new mayor

by Delta Discovery Staff During a special meeting on October 14th, 2019, the Bethel City Council elected council member Perry Barr to serve as Mayor. For Vice Mayor, council chose newly-elected Haley Hanson. Oaths were […]

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VFW supports KYUK with donation

The Bethel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10041 bolstered the KYUK Fall Fundraiser with their contribution last week. “We are so grateful of their donation of $2,000 to this year’s pledge drive,” said Kristin Hall, […]

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September Calls for Service down from August

The Bethel Police Department reports that there were approximately 1,322 calls for service in the month of September 2019, a decline of approximately 258 cases from August 2019 and down approximately 9 cases from the […]

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2019 PFD Amount

The 2019 PFD amount is $1,606. Applications that were filed online and requested direct deposit in an “Eligible” status on or before Thursday, September 26, 2019 will be eligible for payment on October 3, 2019: […]

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Tua-i to Suicide

by ONC Qasgiq September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the ONC Qasgiq Department held a “Tua-i Walk”. In the Yup’ik/Cup’ik language “Tua-i” means to stop or no more. The community of Bethel came […]

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Bethel drinking water test results

The City of Bethel conducted drinking water sampling during July 24-29, 2019 and found that none of the water samples exceeded Federal Action Levels for lead and only one exceeded the Federal Action Level for […]

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For Sale

For Sale: Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. UHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) For Sale: Plastic […]

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City council news briefs

Ballot proposition items adopted The Bethel City Council voted to adopt both Ordinance 19-15 for the alcohol local option petition and Ordinance 19-16 for the marijuana local option petition. The items passed 5-0. They will […]

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Lead in Drinking Water

This is a notice from the City of Bethel, released on Thursday, August 8, 2019. To Bethel Water and Sewer Customers: Routine semi-annual water testing was conducted in September 2018 on the City Subdivision water […]

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Construction Zones in Bethel

KNIK Construction has issued this construction zone alert for Bethel: Please exercise caution in the construction zones that are currently located between the Cultural Center and the US Fish and Wildlife Center. They are in […]

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Bethel Point in Time Homelessness Data Collection

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Staff On January 23, 2019, 74 people were identified as possibly or definitely homeless in Bethel. This information was provided by the Bethel Housing and Homelessness Coalition, which conducted a […]

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K300 new board members

The Kuskokwim 300 has announced the addition of two new board members to its race committee. Bethel residents Ashley Glasheen and Pete Kaiser will be starting as board members in July. They will replace Jeremy […]

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Bethel residents earn degrees from WGU

Bethel residents have earned degrees from the Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim, California) commencement ceremonies this year to celebrate the graduation […]

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E-Waste Drive in Bethel

The Environmental Program at the Association of Village Council Presidents will host an e-waste drive for Bethel on July 24, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The collection area will be staged at the […]

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St. Mary’s Subsistence Life

Beloved couple John and Ruth Ann Elia of St. Mary’s enjoy their fish rack full of beautifully cut Yukon salmon. Photo taken on June 9, 2019.

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Kusko Liquor license transfer protest fails

by Delta Discovery Staff The Bethel City Council voted against a resolution that protests the transfer of the Kusko Liquor license, owned by Cezary Maczynski, to ACC Liquor, owned by the North West Company International. […]

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Bethel’s 2nd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

Bethel’s 2nd Annual B.V.E.S.A Mud Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20th @10am. This is an 8 on 8 co-ed fundraiser tournament with all proceeds going to the Bethel Volunteer Emergency Services Association […]

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Bethel’s 4th of July Celebration

Bethel’s theme for the celebration of the annual 4th of July holiday this year is “We the People!” The events will kick off with the parade at 10am followed by games, entertainment and food. The […]

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The elusive green sunset

by Greg Lincoln There is a phenomenon where the sun gives off a green tint or flash at its apex at the moment of sunset when the sun disappears below the horizon. It is a […]

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Bethel Police Chief appointed to APSC

Bethel Chief of Police Burke Waldron was appointed to the Alaska Police Standards Council at the beginning of this year. The Alaska Police Standards Council is a regulatory and quasi-judicial body that was created by […]

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Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

by Ned Rozell On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one. Arctic terns […]

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For Sale

For Sale: Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. UHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) For Sale: Plastic […]

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Community Service Patrol calls for service

by Delta Discovery Staff Non-residents outnumber residents in two of the three reporting quarters for the Community Service Patrol (CSP) calls for service in Bethel, according to a report from the City of Bethel that […]